How Much Does Alternator for a Car Cost?

Car alternators are the devices responsible for charging the battery and powering the electrical system while the engine runs; it’s often referred to as the hardest working part in the car.  Car alternators have a voltage regulator that operates by modulating the small field current that produces a constant voltage to the stator output.  Once the engine is running and the alternator is generating power, a diode feeds the current from the alternator main output that equalizes the voltage through the warning indicator that shuts off.

Alternator by Thunderchild7, on Flickr
Alternator” (CC BY 2.0) by Thunderchild7

How much does an alternator cost?

Make and ModelLaborParts
Ford F-Series$65 to $125$150 to $350
Chevrolet Silverado$65 to $125$250 to $450
Ford Focus$65 to $125$250 to $400
Toyota Camry$65 to $110$275 to $550
Toyota Corolla$50 to $110$200 to $550
Nissan Maxim$60 to $120$265 to $400
Nissan Altima$75 to $110$250 to $350
Honda CR-V$100 to $150$300 to $700
Honda Civic$90 to $180$250 to $500
Honda Accord$70 to $110$240 to $450
Ford Fusion$100 to $150$230 to $350

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